Small Fry Skinny JeansMarch 11, 2014
Today I am pleased to be participating in my lovely friend Laura's pattern tour for her second commercial pattern - Small Fry Skinny Jeans. Laura blogs at Craftstorming in the UK and sells patterns in her shop - Titchy Threads.
Here is my little Emily - just turned two, in her first pair of jeans. What an amazing pattern this is. When I first opened it I was compelled to email Laura right away and tell her how amazingly professional, thorough and correct it all was! I cannot believe she has only been sewing a couple of years!
The jeans took me over two hours to put together but they were lots of fun. I cheated with switching between regular and top stitching thread and ended up sewing most of the jeans with top stitching on the bobbin - which means I have a mighty strong pair of jeans and had only 20cm of thread to spare when I sewed my last little belt tag down! Great success...
More about the pattern:
- Totally awesome explanations of each step
- Amazingly clear photos with annotations
- Tips galore - every angle is covered
- Option for half or fully fly ( I sewed half fly)
- Option for adjustable elasticised waist (which I used)
- Exposed patch pockets or regular jeans pockets with coin pocket
- Flat felled seams
- Option for long shorts version
- Size 0-3 months - 12 years
If you are after a jeans pattern, I cannot recommend this pattern enough and cannot imagine the headaches Laura must have had putting this baby together - well done Laura!!!
I used a very soft spotted denim I picked up from my local fabric store with hot pink top stitching thread. I sewed the 18-24 month size. Emily is just two and usually measures a few months below standard height. I started the jeans when Emily was in bed and was too impatient to wait til she woke to measure her for a custom fit. If I sewed these again for her now, I would sew the size 2 as they are a little 'toight'- mostly around her bottom...encouragement for me to start toilet training her so I can get her out of her nappies to allow a little more room! So Emily will be getting around her skinnies for the next bit of time til her tummy and bottom are busting out!
You can purchase this fabulous pattern at Titchy Threads and until the 15th of March can receive a 20% discount with the code: TOUR20.
Don't forget to check out the other great bloggers on tour...
Thanks for having me Laura and for offering me your great pattern to review. I love it!